“Northern Ireland will not go back, pray God,” declared US President Joe Biden from Belfast during his historic trip to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement – a peace deal which helped bring 30 years of violent conflict to an end.

Biden, who’s been labelled the “most Irish” president since JFK, met with Rishi Sunak and leaders from Northern Ireland’s five main political parties in Belfast today, before jetting off to the Republic of Ireland for a two-and-a-half day tour where he will address Irish parliament in Dublin and visit two of his family’s ancestral homes in the counties of Louth and Mayo.